Dr. Margaret Hamburg is elected president for AAAS

Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg, M.D. has recently been selected as president-elect for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She will serve a three-year term as of February 2017.

Dr. Hamburg was born in 1955 in Chicago, Illinois. She later graduated from Harvard Medical in 1983 and did her residency in New York City. She specializes in Internal Medicine.

Throughout her career she has held prestigious positions, which all involve helping and improving health issues among society. She was commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration from 2009-2015.

During the Clinton administration Dr. Hamburg was assigned the position as Nuclear Threat Initiative and assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Health Dept. of Human Services. She currently serves on a number of boards that involves healthcare.

Dr. Hamburg has received many awards such as, New York Academy of Medicine Metal for contributions Health Policy, and the Breath of Life award from the American Lung Association. The physician is regularly published in medical journals where she shares her knowledge and findings with her peers and colleagues. She has also been recognized by Forbes for being among 100 most powerful women.

Dr. Hamburg considers her newly position at AAAS a very important step for science and the discoveries that will be made with the help from her training and her medical colleagues. She believes science has never been in a better situation to help make a difference in the way society deals with health concerns and issues.

Others agree that Dr. Hamburg, who they fondly call Peggy, as president of AAAS is a big step into the future of science. Everyone will benefit from her background and the work she has already accomplished within her career.

Along with her president-elect duties at AAAS she will continue on the board at Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and also at National Academy of Medicine (NAM).